Dublin WorldCon schedule

I will be at WorldCon in Dublin, and be on two panels on August 17, moderating one. These are very exciting panels!

Shining the spotlight on SFF musical theatre

Format: Panel

17 Aug 2019, Saturday 12:00 – 12:50, Wicklow Room-2 (CCD)

From Wicked to Matilda, Spamalot, and Peter Pan, some of the most successful musicals have roots in SFF. What makes these musicals special? Is it the magic or the music? Why do they have such staying power? And what else would we like to see on the stage?

Dr Tony Pi, Amy Sundberg, Emily January (M), Ruth EJ Booth (University of Glasgow), Mark Gerrits

Exploring Chinese science fiction

Format: Panel

17 Aug 2019, Saturday 16:00 – 16:50, ECOCEM Room (CCD)

Chinese science fiction has seen a recent resurgence in popularity. Using selected writings by both native Chinese writers and diaspora writers overseas, the panel will look at the themes, tropes, and cultural values in the stories, while examining where they sit within the genre of science fiction as a whole.

Dr Tony Pi (M), Regina Kanyu Wang (Storycom), Joey Yu, Dr Feng Zhang (Science & Fantasy Growth Foundation), Yen Ooi

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Sale: “These Wondrous Sweets” to Beneath Ceaseless Skies

I am pleased to announce a novelette acceptance at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. “These Wondrous Sweets” is the fifth in my series featuring the Song Dynasty candy master, Ao.

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New Story: “Coachwhip and Wade, Hex-tamers for Hire” at IGMS

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The Weird West story I co-wrote with K.G. Jewell, “Coachwhip and Wade, Hex-tamers for Hire“, is now up at Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show (issue 65, October 2018). It features lovely artwork by Nick Greenwood, which has captured all the elements astoundlingly well.

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“The Firefly Beast” in Sword and Sonnet

My story, “The Firefly Beast”, is now available in Sword and SonnetIt is set in the same universe as the Chengdu stories, but set in an earlier dynasty. Check it out!

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Book Recommendation: RecipeArium

If you’re looking for a book of strange alien wonders, Costi Gurgu’s RecipeArium is such a work. I was happy to give the following blurb for the book:

Recipearium is a sumptuous chronicle of alien culture and cutthroat intrigue, set in a city in the belly of a gargantuan beast. Gurgu’s novel gives you an exotic, daring banquet that you will not soon forget.

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You can find it at Amazon, Indigo, or perhaps your friendly neighbourhood bookstore.

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“That Lingering Sweetness” at Beneath Ceaseless Skies

My novelette “That Lingering Sweetness” is now available in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #224, and is a story of Candyman Ao that can be read as a standalone (although it fits into the overarching narrative right after “The Sweetest Skill“).

The audio version is once again read by the great John Meagher, who narrated the previous two adventures of Ao.

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